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Our Fulbright Scholars

The Fulbright program is the flagship international exchange program sponsored by the United States government. Its goal is to promote outstanding scholarship and mutual understanding around the world.

!Dr. David Fisher

David Fisher, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Software Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Fisher has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study ways to close the gender gap in computer science at the University of Limerick, Ireland, during the 2018-19 academic year.

!Dr. Renat Letfullin

Renat Letfullin, Associate Professor of Physics and Optical Engineering

Dr. Renat Letfullin is expanding global knowledge in nanomedicine through education and research as a Fulbright Faculty Scholar in Uzbekistan during the 2018-19 academic year.

!Dr. Richard Onyancha

Richard Onyancha, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Onyancha was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2014-15 to lecture and conduct research at the Copperbelt University in Kitwe, Zambia. As a Visiting Scholar in the School of Engineering he reviewed all the new BEng (Honors) curricula in the school, conducted workshops on curriculum review and conducted a proposal writing workshop. He also worked to enhance university-industry linkages with some of the large mining companies in Zambi, and worked with Siemens PLM Software to provide the School of Engineering with needed CAD, FEA and Manufacturing software.

!Dr. Yosi Shibberu

Yosi Shibberu, Professor of Mathematics

Yosi Shibberu, PhD, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for 2014-15 to teach and conduct research at Jimma University in Jimma, Ethiopia, where he was born and lived during his first two years. He will facilitate international projects for Rose-Hulman students, as well as promote innovation and entrepreneurship at Rose-Hulman and Jimma University.

!Dr. Matt Boutell.

Matt Boutell, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Dr. Boutell was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2011-12 to lecture at Copperbelt University in Kitwe, Zambia. As Senior Guest Lecturer in Computer Science, he taught classes in mobile and object-oriented software development, developed mobile applications, and developed curriculum for the undergraduate and Master’s programs in Computer Science.

!Dr. Lee Waite

Lee R. Waite, Professor of Applied Biology & Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Waite spent the 2008-09 school year at the Heart Surgery Laboratory of the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He worked with a team of surgeons and biomedical engineers to develop a model of blood flow through the mitral valve, with special attention to the validation of the model in humans.

!Dr. Rebecca Dyer.

Rebecca Dyer, Associate Professor of English

Dr. Dyer received a one-year Fulbright Traditional Scholar Grant for the 2007-08 academic year to lecture and conduct research in Lebanon. Dr. Dyer's area of specialization includes Ethnic and 'Third World' literature; Contemporary British fiction," Contemporary British fiction, cultural studies and film studies.

!Dr. Robert Houghtalen

Robert J. Houghtalen, Professor of Civil Engineering

Dr. Houghtalen participated in the 2001 Fulbright German Studies Seminar, "Urban Planning in Germany," over the summer. It was focused on historic preservation, transportation and land development planning, urban energy distribution, waste disposal and urban demographics. The seminar was conducted by the bilateral Fulbright Commission together with architect and Fulbright alumnus Joachim Wahlich.

!Dr. David Mutchler

David Mutchler, Professor of Computer Science & Software Engineering

Dr. Mutchler received a Fulbright Award for Lecturing/Research at the University of Maritius in 2000-01. He joined the Computer Science and Engineering Department in Reduit, Maritius where he lectured on Artificial Intelligence and investigated research issues in machine game-playing.

!Dr. Scott Clark

Scott F. Clark, Professor of Anthropology

Dr. Clark was studying engineering ethics in Japanese corporations as a Fulbright Research Scholar during the academic year of 1999-00. The research included a review of existing literature on the topic, and its emphasis was on obtaining data from practicing engineers working in large corporations. The goal of the research was to understand the processes by which Japanese engineers identify and resolve ethical issues.

!Dr. Peter Parshall

Peter F. Parshall, Professor of Comparative Literature (Emeritus)

Dr. Parshall spent the fall term, 1999-00, at the Technical University of Dresden in the Institute for English and American Studies. He lectured on American film as part of the cultural studies program in this department. Courses included Introduction to Film, American Film Comedy, and American Film Renaissance.

!Dr. Peter Coppinger

Peter Coppinger, Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. Coppinger was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study plant ecophysiology in Sydney, Australia. From 1999-2000 he joined Dr. Mark Westoby's lab at Macquarie University in Sydney to investigate how leaf morphology and photosynthetic rates fluctuate in the canopies of Australian rainforests. Dr. Coppinger's Fulbright included substantial research time in the outback, dodging kangaroo, spiders, and the most dangerous snakes in the world.

!Dr. Michael McInerney

Michael F. McInerney, Professor of Physics & Optical Engineering

Dr. McInerney received a Fulbright to lecture at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Philippines from June 1994 to April 1995. While there, he also supervised three master's theses and developed opportunities for collaboration with industry.

!Dr. Heinz C. Luegenbiehl

Heinz C. Luegenbiehl, Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Luegenbiehl has twice been a Fulbright Scholar. First, in the summer 1982, spending eight weeks to study the great works of Indian intellectual thought and to travel throughout India, becoming acquainted with present day culture and historical sights. During academic year 1991-92, earning a Senior Scholar Fellowship, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan. Activities included teaching courses in Applied Ethics and in Technology and Values and doing research on Japanese ethics and religions.

!Dr. Michael Kukral

Michael A. Kukral, Associate Professor of Geography

Dr. Kukral received a yearlong Fulbright fellowship to conduct research at Charles University in Prague, Czechoslovakia during the academic year of 1989-90. During this time, he witnessed the revolution which resulted in the overthrow of the communist government. He also lectured weekly at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences.

!Dr. William Pickett

William B. Pickett, Professor of History (Emeritus)

Dr. Pickett was a Fulbright visiting lecturer at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan during the 1989-90 school year. He taught American history in the Department of British and American Studies. He also taught a course in American diplomatic history at Nagoya University.

!Dr. Patricia Carlson.

Patricia A. Carlson, Professor of American Literature

Dr. Carlson was named Professor of American Literature at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, for the academic year of 1975-76. While there she lectured extensively on American Culture as reflected through literature and helped to set up a program in literary theory. She also participated in a one-week program evaluation seminar hosted by the Fulbright Office in Berlin, Germany.

!Dr. Frank Young

Frank H. Young, Professor of Computer Science (Emeritus)

Dr. Young was a Fulbright visiting senior lecturer in the department of computer science at the University of Lagos, Nigeria during the 1975-76 school year. He taught courses to every student in the department including postgraduate students. He also lectured at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and the University of Ife.

Anne M. Houtman, vice president for academic affairs

Anne M. Houtman

Dr. Houtman, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, joined Rose-Hulman in 2016 after serving as dean of the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering at California State University, Bakersfield. She also led the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology from 2011-13.

Dr. Houtman earned her doctorate in zoology from the University of Oxford, a master’s degree in anthropology from UCLA, and a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College. She also attended Harvard University’s Institute for Management and Leadership in 2015 and is also a Rose-Hulman professor of Biology and Biomedical Engineering

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